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^ composition and use of light is exceptional, posing and overall feeling is natural, very nice!
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Awesome wedding photos everyone. Is is possible to take professional quality shots like these with a $1000 camera such as a Fuji XT10, or am I looking to spend at least 2-3 grand to take such pictures?
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ryan_lau100 wrote:
Jun 6th, 2016 6:36 pm
Nice. Whistle Bear right? We shot there two weeks ago... Funny enough we did some bridals in front of that same door haha. Place is fantastic for photos. Wasn't a huge fan of the forest area but everything else was great.
Yes lol! Where was your ceremony? Ours was in the outdoor chapel

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nintendo wrote:
Jun 6th, 2016 4:20 pm
Awesome wedding photos everyone. Is is possible to take professional quality shots like these with a $1000 camera such as a Fuji XT10, or am I looking to spend at least 2-3 grand to take such pictures?
Are you shooting a whole wedding from the bride getting ready right into the night and reception dances?
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Are you shooting a whole wedding from the bride getting ready right into the night and reception dances?
yes that's the plan. But the camera would also be used for xmas and other family events outdoor.
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yes that's the plan. But the camera would also be used for xmas and other family events outdoor.
Other more experienced wedding photogs and Fuji users here may chime in, the XT10 should be fine. Ideally you want the 16-55 f/2.8 and an external flash. If you decide to do this all the time and keep the Fuji, you'll want to expand lenses, get a 2nd body, and more equipment to change the way you light people.

Gear aside, weddings are mainly about keeping up with the flow of the day, getting all the key shots, directing lots of people and posing them, capturing moments that don't have second chances like first look, aisle walks, people crying/laughing, ring exchange, first kiss, first dance, etc; capturing all the details of the day like the dress, shoes, rings, tables... all the while being creative in your compositions, usually at quick pace with unpredictable weather, people being late or uncooperative, bridezillas, uncle bobs getting in the way lol, etc.

Outside of true candids, you create "professional shots", flatter everyone. You're manipulating light, using reflections, depth of field, fine tuning people's bodies. You are an artist first and the gear your tools. Watch this master be very specific in his direction:

https://vimeo.com/50670566

And the first couple of minutes here, it's very deliberate:

https://vimeo.com/115950749

Post processing is another arena where you'll define a style and need to know how to retouch in Lightroom, and some basic Photoshop skills like face swapping to fix that one resting bitch face, even though you fired 10 shots of the same group lol.

I use 2 Canon 6Ds, a few prime lenses and f/2.8 zooms. What's not pictured is a flash trigger, stands, a YN branded Ice light, a large reflector/diffuser, Magmods.

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Sorry for the extended answer, it really does go beyond camera choice because you control the imagery. You should start with Roberto Valenzuela's posing book. Once these concepts are innate, with practice, you know exactly how you want people to be positioned and their expressions.
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AncasterRFD wrote:
Jun 8th, 2016 10:05 am
Other more experienced wedding photogs and Fuji users here may chime in, the XT10 should be fine. Ideally you want the 16-55 f/2.8 and an external flash. If you decide to do this all the time and keep the Fuji, you'll want to expand lenses, get a 2nd body, and more equipment to change the way you light people.

Gear aside, weddings are mainly about keeping up with the flow of the day, getting all the key shots, directing lots of people and posing them, capturing moments that don't have second chances like first look, aisle walks, people crying/laughing, ring exchange, first kiss, first dance, etc; capturing all the details of the day like the dress, shoes, rings, tables... all the while being creative in your compositions, usually at quick pace with unpredictable weather, people being late or uncooperative, bridezillas, uncle bobs getting in the way lol, etc.

Outside of true candids, you create "professional shots", flatter everyone. You're manipulating light, using reflections, depth of field, fine tuning people's bodies. You are an artist first and the gear your tools. Watch this master be very specific in his direction:


Post processing is another arena where you'll define a style and need to know how to retouch in Lightroom, and some basic Photoshop skills like face swapping to fix that one resting bitch face, even though you fired 10 shots of the same group lol.

I use 2 Canon 6Ds, a few prime lenses and f/2.8 zooms. What's not pictured is a flash trigger, stands, a YN branded Ice light, a large reflector/diffuser, Magmods.

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Sorry for the extended answer, it really does go beyond camera choice because you control the imagery. You should start with Roberto Valenzuela's posing book. Once these concepts are innate, with practice, you know exactly how you want people to be positioned and their expressions.
Awesome, thanks for the input! Appreciate skilled photographers like you that take the time to share knowledge and encourage beginners on the forum. I didn't realize how much a role post processing plays in the final product. For me the wedding would be like a one off thing so I wouldn't be investing too much in equipment. More along the lines of a single good camera and all round lens that can take indoor portrait shots and beautiful scenic shots like those posted. Would be nice if others would list the camera model they used for their photos in this thread (or do 'experts' not want to share that information?) Do you have other camera recommendations for besides the 6Ds?
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